■ Ribbon : pale blue, dark blue, pale blue, white, pale blue, dark blue, pale blue stripes … upper bar : R.L.S.S. … centre bar : 1962-63 … attached to medal by ring

■ Obverse : crossed hook and paddle tied with big loose rope bow, over closed wreath around ROYAL / LIFE / SAVING / SOCIETY, below AWARD OF MERIT … loop suspension

■ Reverse : QUEMCUNQUE MISERUM VIDERIS HOMINEM SCIAS + … in centre : AWARDED / TO (engraved:) Pauline E / – – Gibbs – – / 9-3-62

■ Dimensions : 32.1 * 37.4 mm … ■ Weight : 7.1 g

■ Materials : silver … with blue enamel